Whitewashed No More: Martha Wash’s Music Revolution

“Its pretty weird to have somebody else playing you,” says Martha Wash, talking about the strange experience of being portrayed on stage in Mighty Real a jukebox bio-musical about disco star Sylvester that toured several cities a few years back. Before striking out on their own and becoming The Weather Girls, Wash and Izora Rhodes, […]

Flashback City: Martha Wash’s San Francisco

When Martha Wash last appeared here four years ago, she had an unexpected reunion. “I hadn’t seen this girl for over 40 years!” she says of the grammar school classmate who had followed Wash’s rise to fame long after their days at McKinley Elementary here. Wash, a native San Franciscan who also attended Polytechnic High, […]